T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® and Child Care WAGE$®
2021 National Professional Development Virtual Symposium

 Supporting the Essential Early Childhood Workforce Behind the Workforce

 April 27-29, 2021


Keynote Speaker
Calvin Moore, CEO, Council for Professional Recognition

Tuesday, April 27 @ 10:00 a.m.


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Who Should Attend

  • T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® and Child Care WAGE$® staff.
  • Professionals supporting the professional development of the early education workforce, including non-profit organization professionals and higher education faculty.
  • Partners working in or on behalf of early education systems including state and national governmental agency personnel, funders and others working on professional development systems.


Symposium Offerings

  • Workshops and panel presentations addressing
    • Staff development and day to day operations of T.E.A.C.H. and WAGE$ initiatives
    • Broader issues of professional development, quality improvement systems, higher education, advocacy and public policy for all early childhood professionals
  • Nationally known speakers who address topics timely to the field
  • Networking opportunities with peers from across the country

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Previous Plenary Panel Presentation Video Links


2018 Plenary Panel: Education is a Game Changer

2016 Plenary Panel: Let’s Talk About it: Issues of Race, Gender and Equity in our Everyday Lives as Early Childhood Professionals


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2021 Symposium Program



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